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Island Papaya Cake

It is not too often that I have an abundance of overripe papayas. But once in a while, it happens.  This is a great recipe to make use of any you might have.



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Prep Time: 10-15 minutes | Cook Time: 30-40 minutes | Ready In: 45-55 minutes
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1 ¼ c. vegetable oil

2 c. sugar

4 large eggs

2 c. all purpose flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 c. ripe papayas, diced

1 c. walnuts, chopped


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 c. butter, softened

¾ c. confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cooking Process:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. In a mixing bowl; whisk together oil, sugar and eggs; adding eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients stirring to combine well. Stir in papaya and walnuts. Transfer into prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool before icing. In a mixing bowl; cream together cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla well. Spread icing over cooled cake. Serves 12-14.


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